Posts Categorized: Edmonton Notes

Edmonton Notes for 12/20/2015

Just five more sleeps until Christmas! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Council unanimously approved the End Poverty Edmonton strategy on Tuesday. “A coalition is building, and we are helping to incubate the movement,” said Mayor Don Iveson. According to Dave’s latest update, there are now 21 candidates intending to run in the Ward… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 12/13/2015

Less than two weeks until Christmas, if you can believe it! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The first of the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada has pledged to accept by February have arrived in Edmonton (they’re not the first Syrian refugees our country or even city have accepted, they’ve actually been coming for years)…. Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 12/6/2015

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council approved its first multi-year Operating Budget this week, with a property tax increase of 3.4% for 2016 and 2017, and a 4.8% increase in 2018. Mayor Iveson wrote about the budget: “The effort to find efficiencies and the push for greater efficacy in our operations doesn’t… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/22/2015

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Calgary Stampeders today with a 45-31 victory at Commonwealth Stadium. That means the Esks will make their 25th Grey Cup appearance when they face off against the Ottawa RedBlacks on Sunday in Winnipeg. The Province unveiled its climate change plan today, which includes… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/15/2015

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Mayor Don Iveson has decided that taxpayers need a break, even if it means scrapping the neighbourhood renewal levy for three years. There are clearly some politics at play here, with Council looking to the other orders of government for more money. This strategy feels risky though. Should… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/8/2015

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Amarjeet Sohi was named Canada’s new Minister of Infrastructure and Communities this week. This is great news for Sohi of course, but also for Edmonton and indeed for cities across the country! Here’s Premier Notley’s statement on the news. Now attention turns to Ward 12 – who will… Reads more »